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Killarney International Youth Hostel

Aghadoe House, Ring of Kerry Road | Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Old huge house out of town, nice big lobbies with comfortable sofa and TV Friendly staff. Only one shower and one toilets for the whole floor Very noisy, you can hear everything trough the walls (especially what happens in the toilets). door closing loudly. squeaky mattress. Breakfast 4€ or you can make your own in the kitchen Free Wifi only... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

travelled with some friends in Killarney and stayed at the international youth hostel for 2 nights. We didnt come with a car so the location was a little bit problematic for us, but the staff was so nice they gave us a lift a few times. and in the other cases we took a cab (its not so much). for... More

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Cork, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the hostel this April. If you're looking for a different hostel experience, and a slightly quirky, budget friendly base for your holiday in Killarney, this is the place to go! You can have a wonderful holiday here. It's also ideal for groups interested in any kind of outdoor/adventure activities, hiking, photography, youth groups etc.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I found the hostel to be really clean an warm with great cooking facilities. The wooland surroundings are beautiful and the staff were friendly, its a huge old spacious house and very different from most hostels i've stayed in.

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Munich, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you're going to enjoy Killarney International Youth Hostel will very much depend on your expectations of a youth hostel. Aghadoe House is a beautiful 19th century estate and Killarney in general offers much to the visitor. However, the standard of the house's exterior is not met in the accomodation. On the plus side, the common and breakfast rooms are... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Have stayed here a few times now and always have a great stay. Perfect spot to launch a trip around the ring of Kerry after the drive from Dublin. I recently stayed again for the Killarney Adventure Race. As always, very friendly staff. Good breakfast included. Very quaint old manor house set in some nice greenery. It is a little... More

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Perth, Australia
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48 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hostel is an old mansion built in the 19th century being renovated, and really has its charm and character. We stayed 2 nights in Room 12 and were satisfied, as the room was clean and comfortable. Our room had a sink and bunk beds, but as it was off season, it was our private room. The cost was 40€... More

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Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A well managed establishment. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Rooms are clean but are in need of a renovation. The beds and bedding need to be replaced urgently. Good location to visit the Ring of Kerry.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The hostel itself is wonderfully located just a short ride from Killarney. Huge garden which is great during the summer and an impressive building as well. But the interior could use a bit of an overhaul. The rooms are relatively small and the beds are worn out. You can feel the springs through the matress. Breakfast is doable but could... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed here a few times and have always been happy with it. The drying room is a great bonus for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the area. Have never had an issue with the staff, they just want to help!

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Address: Aghadoe House, Ring of Kerry Road | Fossa, Killarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Killarney
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The Ring of Kerry Youth Hostel is an impressive 17th Century mansion, set in 75 acres of lawns and forests, overlooking the Lakes of Killarney and the Macguillycuddy's Reeks. If you want good food, a good night's sleep, washing and drying facilities and a great atmosphere, then Killarney International Youth Hostel is the place to be. The Hostel was renovated in two phases, early 1999 and early 2000 to include smaller rooms and family rooms, a very large self catering and catering area and very comfortable common areas. This hostel is the centre for exploring the impressive scenery that is the Ring of Kerry. The 'Ring of Kerry Tour', the 'Dingle Tour' and the 'Gap of Dunloe Tour' depart daily from the Youth Hostel and show the visitor some of the most impressive scenery in the world ... more   less 
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